Water Ponding

John Cropper j.cropper at trinidad.net
Thu Dec 13 22:14:32 EST 2001


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----- Original Message -----
From: <FranksFarm at aol.com>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 23:53
Subject: Re: Water Ponding


> Good day all,
>
> Just a question or two on water management/land grading.
>
> I plan to do rotational grazing for my cattle. My pastures are ringed by
> fairly high hills that when it rains creates areas of ponding, and often a
> bloody muddy mess.
>
> Further some of the pastures are pretty uneven, and contain cedars and
other
> trees.
> Moving dirt and gravel to the problem areas would be expensive and time
> consuming. Putting in drains would also be quite a job, and possibly
> expensive due to the number of wet areas, and distances to drain ways.
>
> I have a box blade and a tractor that could be used to grade some areas,
but
> I'm really wondering if the benefits are worth it?
>
> Look forward to the lists' comments.  TIA  Frank
>
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